VFS awarded global accreditation from Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, and dedicated to training accountants and finance professionals across the globe.

The hand-over ceremony recently held in Warsaw

Pictured at the CIMA Accreditation Certificate hand-over process (from left): Anita Olszewska, Director Finance SC CEE and Piotr Glowacki, Business Development Manager for CIMA in Central East Europe.

VFS Region EMEA recently applied to CIMA to receive accreditation to become a training partner in Europe. Winning this accreditation would permit VFS EMEA to use CIMA proprietary training programs within VFS EMEA – finance and accounting programs that are well-suited for our business. After completing the assessment process at the VFS office in Warsaw, Poland, CIMA instead awarded VFS accreditation on a global, rather than regional or country, level. Prior to this award, CIMA has accredited the VFS finance training programs in China and the UK.

“This is one step forward in our employee development efforts in the finance area,” says Brian Dumbill, VP Finance for VFS Region Americas. “Worldwide recognition of CIMA accreditation also enhances our position as employer of choice and will help attract strong talent to VFS.” Nils Jaeger, President of VFS EMEA agrees, and adds," With the CIMA accreditation, VFS EMEA fulfills another deliverable Excellence in HR.  I consider giving our employees opportunities to develop through CIMA training programs a major milestone and achievement."

The value to VFS customers is similar in nature. “Our global accreditation is evidence of VFS delivering and maintaining high management accounting standards across the organization,” concludes Brian.